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Paper   IPM / Physic / 14615
School of Physics
  Title:   Neutrinophilic nonstandard interactions
  Author(s): 
1.  Y. Farzan
2.  J. Heeck
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Phys. Rev. D
  No.:  5
  Vol.:  94
  Year:  2016
  Pages:   053010
  Supported by:  IPM
  Abstract:
We construct UV-complete models for non-standard neutrino interactions mediated by a sub-GeV gauge boson Z' coupled to baryon number B or B-L. A flavor-dependent Z' coupling to neutrinos is induced by mixing a U(1)'-charged Dirac fermion with the active neutrinos, naturally suppressing flavor violation or non-universality of the charged leptons to the loop level. We show that these models can give rise to large flavor-conserving as well as flavor-violating non-standard neutral-current neutrino interactions potentially observable in current or future oscillation experiments such as DUNE without being in conflict with other constraints such as neutrino scattering or lepton-flavor-violating decays. In particular, the LMA-Dark solution to the solar-neutrino anomaly can be obtained for U(1)B, but not for U(1)B�??L.

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